WHAT we eat is going to change, as our world changes. A new report has detailed how.
Ever thought what you might be eating in five years’ time? How about 30 years’ time? Well, food and plant scientists behind a new report might have just the answer.
In fact, futurologists at Department 22, food historian Dr Polly Russell and plant scientist James Wong have even gone so far as to predict what people might be eating in the year 2169 – and our diets are looking very eco-friendly!
In their Future of Food Report, the researchers explain how lots of the food we eat today “isn’t sustainable for a growing global population”. They go on to suggest that by the year 2169, we’ll be eating foods that are picked by robots and delivered by drones.
They predict that by the year 2025, algae milk will be a popular non-dairy milk alternative, a quarter of all British people will be vegetarian and we will be putting insects in meals like carbonara or on pizzas to tackle the ongoing demand for wheat, maize, rice and soya beans.
While it’s fun to look ahead, the Soil Association is calling for pupils to eat more healthy and climate-friendly meals now! They think all schools should bring in a meat-free day once a week. What do you think?